Bellville Rock City is a collector’s CD and documentary film project and includes a 13-track audio CD featuring 13 of Bellville’s most prominent Rock Groups/Artists.
It also includes a film about the Bellville Rock Scene - giving the viewer an “all access, all areas” experience of Fokofpolisiekar, aKING, Ashtray Electric and others on tour, 8 MP3’s from the archives of Bellville bands throughout the years, 10 Music videos and a 48-page booklet in which the musicians share their photos and experiences.
Five of the tracks have not been released on CD before: These include Jax Panik (Don’t wanna Dance), Die Heuwels Fantasties (Vinger Alleen), Ashtray Electric (Quite Overstared), Thieve (Last day December) and TATUM (The Parade).
Fokofpolisiekar, Springbok Nude Girls, Foto na Dans, aKING, Jax Panik, K.O.B.U.S!, Van Coke Kartel, New Holland, Ashtray Electric, Thieve, Lukraaketaar, Tatum and Die Heuwels Fantasties are all from Bellville. Most of them have known each other for a couple of years and their friendships, personal bonds and shared musical interests are captured in the documentary.
The success of aKING and Van Coke Kartel in 2008 legitimised the rumours of a rock ‘n roll scene in Bellville.
The African Attachment followed aKING and newcomers Ashtray Electric to one of South Africa’s biggest music festivals, Aardklop, where they met up with Van Coke Kartel, Fokofpolisiekar, and 10000 fans. ‘12 Mile Stone’ is a story on the Bellville music scene, a view from the inside, established rock artists, emerging bands, and friends alike.
Bonus material on the DVD disc includes rare MP3`s of hard-to-find tracks. It features songs from previous bands in which Francois van Coke, Laudo Liebenberg, Wynand Myburgh, Alex Fourie, Hunter Kennedy, Jax Panik, Johnny de Ridder, Francois Blom and Pierre Greeff played.
Venue: Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers St, Cape Town. Tel: (021) 465 2106.
Performances: 12 Dec 2008